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|Poor Scrub Resistance
Wearing away or removal of the paint film when scrubbed with a brush, sponge, or cloth.|
Choosing the wrong sheen for an area.
Use of a lower-quality paint.
Use of an overly aggressive scrub medium (see burnishing).
Inadequate dry time allowed after application of the paint before washing it.
Paint heavy wear areas that require regular cleaning with a top quality latex paint. Generally, in high traffic areas, choose a semi-gloss or gloss paint rather than a flat sheen level. Allow adequate dry time, as scrub resistance will not fully develop until the paint is thoroughly cured. Typically, this will be one week. Try washing the painted surface with the least abrasive material (soft sponge) and mildest detergent first.
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